For Purpose is Ireland’s not-for-profit graduate programme.

For Purpose was established to provide a cohesive and unified graduate programme for the not-for-profit sector in Ireland in order to attract, mentor and develop the future leaders of the sector. The programme connects not-for-profit organisations with talented graduates who are searching for purpose in their careers and the chance to make an impact on civil society.

For Purpose offers graduate traineeships across a range of careers paths from fundraising and communications to social care, housing development, finance and more.

Have a look below at our team, mentors, and advisory panel to find out more about us!

Meet the team behind For Purpose


Expert mentors with a depth of experience in their careers and in the not-for-profit sector provide one-to-one mentoring sessions to graduate trainees on the For Purpose programme.

Tony Geoghegan

Tony is the former Chief Executive of Merchants Quay Ireland, Drugs and Homeless Services.

Amy Power

Amy Power is a Consultant with 2into3, working with clients in a range of sectors to develop their fundraising strategies.

Philip Regan

Philip is an Associate of 2into3, consulting on all aspects of organisational capacity building for not-for-profit organisations.

Neil Bolton

Neil has over 20 years’ experience in social housing, gained in both the UK and Ireland.

Advisory Panel

For Purpose is guided by an advisory panel comprised of not-for-profit leaders, HR experts and former graduate trainees. The advisory panel was established to ensure that For Purpose is relevant to the needs of both the not-for-profit sector and graduates and also to determine the programmes vision and aims.